[Review] Pharaoh’s Tomb (OD&D 3PP); Small Step For A Man

[Adventure]The Pharaoh’s Tomb (1976)Jim Ward (Judges Guild)Lvl ??? (8+) A tomb adventure. Maybe the first published tomb adventure ever? By the creator of Metamorphosis Alpha no less? Back to the Dungeoneer. Stone Age DnD is inevitably fresh, eager, brimming with youthful exuberance, but there has been considerable growth since then. Pharaoh’s tomb, like many of … More [Review] Pharaoh’s Tomb (OD&D 3PP); Small Step For A Man

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[Review] WG6 Isle of the Ape (AD&D 1e); Slog of Slogs

[Adventure]Isle of the Ape (1985)Gary Gygax (TSR)Lvl 18+ WG6 is the last official entry in the official canon by Gary Gygax, and unfortunately it is also his least effort. Chunky, verbose, turgid, the whole is laudably ambitious but is as punishing to use as it is to play. Based on the original 1972 campaign, it … More [Review] WG6 Isle of the Ape (AD&D 1e); Slog of Slogs

[Review] WG5 Mordekainen’s Fantastic Adventure (AD&D); Left-Hand Path

[Adventure]WG5 Mordekainen’s Fantastic Adventure (1984)Robert J. Kuntz & Gary Gygax (TSR)Lvl 8 – 14 Twilight approaches. The great odyssey through Gary Gygax’s ouvre of fantastic modules, beginning with the platonic B2, covering the fantastic GDQ series, the stellar S series, the promising but ultimately unrealized T series, the interesting but sub-par EX duology ends at … More [Review] WG5 Mordekainen’s Fantastic Adventure (AD&D); Left-Hand Path

[Review] S3 Expedition to the Barrier Peaks (AD&D); Beyond

[Adventure]S3 Expedition to the Barrier Peaks (1980)Gary Gygax (TSR)Lvl 8 – 12 The legendary S3. If the GD(Q) series can be seen as a roadmap for ‘normal’ high level adventures as T1 can be seen as a normal low-level adventure, the S series is where Gygax gets wacky and more experimental, and few things in … More [Review] S3 Expedition to the Barrier Peaks (AD&D); Beyond

[Review] The Keep (AD&D 3PP); Echoes of Thulian Echoes

[Adventure]The Keep (1983)Daniel Greenberg, Samuel Shirley, Gregory Maples & Anne Jaffe (Mayfair Games)Lvl 9 – 12 Back with another Role Aids, for high level adventurers, written as an adaptation of an obscure 80s fantasy horror movie with time travel and nazis in it? Truly the oddest of oddeties. The Keep is a curiosity from the … More [Review] The Keep (AD&D 3PP); Echoes of Thulian Echoes

[TenfootPOSR 6] Dungeon Magazine #10; Grindset

Another factory reset. A man can’t read Gygax, Kowolski and Unbalanced Dice Games all day and expect to keep a neutral perspective. In this issue the readers complain about the dearth of Solo adventures and the editor explains to these braying mongoloids that since no one in his fucking right mind still plays let alone … More [TenfootPOSR 6] Dungeon Magazine #10; Grindset

[Review] Q1 Queen of the Demonweb Pits (AD&D); Not with a Bang…

[Adventure]Q1 Queen of the Demonweb Pits (1980)David C. Sutherland III (TSR)Lvl 10 – 14 Q1 is the Return of the Jedi of the GDQ series. Still well liked by some, it is obvious to any but a casual observer that the final episode of the great AD&D Epic that started with G1, both in tone … More [Review] Q1 Queen of the Demonweb Pits (AD&D); Not with a Bang…

[Review] StoneHell II – Into the Heart of Hell (LL); As Above So Below

[Megadungeon]StoneHell; Into the Heart of Hell (2014)Michael Curtis (Self-Published)Lvl 1-10+ The second part of Michael Curtis’s Megadungeon magnum opus, the inimitable StoneHell, a 10 level deep, 1000+ room behemoth comprising numerous sub-levels, caverns, tombs, dungeons, settlements, lairs, crevasses, halls and laboratories within its seemingly infinite depths. It continues where Down Night Haunted Halls left off, … More [Review] StoneHell II – Into the Heart of Hell (LL); As Above So Below

[Review] D2 Shrine of the Kuo-Toa (AD&D 1e); High D&D

[Adventure]D2 Shrine of the Kuo-Toa (1978)Gary Gygax (TSR Games)Lvl 9+ The crawl into the Underdark continues! Two encounters followed by a major area set in the map of the fantastic Underdark, Shrine of the Kuo-Toa excels at portraying a fantastic location in a more naturalistic vein, rife with possibilities for adventure, but with very little … More [Review] D2 Shrine of the Kuo-Toa (AD&D 1e); High D&D